AWF is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to educating, inspiring, and assisting individuals and organizations to value, conserve, enhance, manage, and protect wildlife and wildlife habitat.
The AWF is an all-volunteer, statewide
association of people interested in the present
and future well-being of
These conservationists believe our wildlife heritage should not be jeopardized by any activity that fails to ensure its long-term health and sustainability.
2014 Update from AWF President & Yearly Appeal
It’s hard to believe
that another year has come and
gone, and your AWF has been in the forefront
addressing the many challenges and a never
ending variety of
issues and threats to the wildlife and wildlife
habitat in our great state.
We’re very fortunate to have members and
other supporters that share our vision and
values when it comes to our
I want to sincerely thank you for your continuing commitment to the
During the past year we've continued with our habitat improvement projects, specifically in the Kendrick Park area just northwest of Flagstaff and along Hwy 89 North. We partnered with the Arizona Game & Fish Department (AZGFD), Forest Service, Arizona Antelope Foundation, Arizona Sportsmen for Wildlife Conservation, Friends of Northern Arizona Forests (FoNAF) and Babbitt Ranches to improve this key wildlife corridor by relocating highway right of way fences back from the road.
AWF was at
the AZGFD Expo at the end of March,
talking to as many of the 30,000+
attendees as we could; handing out
materials on conservation, outdoors ethics and
were on the job last fall, meeting with
Federal legislators providing information
on national issues such as Responsible
Energy Development, Clean Water Act
restoration, and reformation of the
Mining Act of 1872. Watch for
developments in your local news
media on all these fronts! We are your
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Our strong relationships with the numerous State and Federal agencies are a must for working on critical issues. We participated in the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI) on several of Arizona’s National Forests, provided scientifically based comments on Mexican Gray Wolf management plans, worked for protection of key waterways in various parts of the state, partnered with several other groups involved in potentially reclassifying critical public lands adjacent to Walnut Canyon National Monument and worked on a host of other wildlife/habitat issues throughout the state too numerous to include here.
Arizona Wildlife News, our quarterly magazine, is a sought after publication and we continued with more upgrades to it this year, including more in-depth coverage of critical issues as well as a new full color format. We continued with a new mode of communication, the AWF Enews Bulletin/Alert, providing updates for you between magazine issues and when we need to alert you to important issues that require your assistance. We encourage you to communicate with us through these, and through our website. Please keep in mind that the AWF is governed by an all volunteer Board of Directors who meet regularly for discussion and decision making. We know all of us won’t agree on everything, but it is important to keep the lines of communication open and to respect opinions that differ from our own! Thanks to those of you who have sent letters and emails, which we publish freely in both our publications. We invite YOU to get more involved and bring your perspectives to our Board!
There is only room in this letter for me to share a portion of our accomplishments with you. No matter how much we have done, we still have much more to do. In spite of the AWF being an all volunteer organization, we need your support to keep our “motor running”. It is vital that we provide leadership in the defining issues of the 21st century! Please let us know you are ready to work with us to do that! Help us continue our efforts by providing us with your generous tax-deductible contribution today. Use the CONTRIBUTE tab on the left and continue to be part of our efforts by donating whatever amount you’re comfortable with!
Tom Mackin, President
P.S. Thank you for helping us to restore habitat, teach responsible outdoor skills, and make sure that wildlife issues are effectively voiced in Washington, D.C. Donations of $200+ will receive a field copy of the 2005 Arizona Wildlife Trophies book.
The past century’s conservation achievements of successfully restoring big game wildlife are now at risk from the pervasive effects of climate change. Big game watchers, photographers and hunters, as well as outdoor recreational businesses and wildlife managers, all have a vested interest and a role to play in safeguarding big game and their habitats in the face of climate change. In the report, Nowhere to Run: Big Game Wildlife in a Warming World, NWF addresses the potential effects of climate change on eight of the most common or widespread big game species: white-tailed deer, mule deer, moose, elk, pronghorn, bighorn sheep, black bear and caribou; and recommends steps to protect both big game and the outdoor economy that depends on them.
To read the report click
Nowhere to Run
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